Pimped up Porridge

The humble bowl of oats is a favourite winter warmer in many households, let me show you how to make it a macronutrient balanced meal with some seriously good toppings. Now dont get me wrong, once upon a time I was a brown sugar girl but with a nutrition degree in my belt I can tell you this isn’t setting us up for the best start to the day.

Oats are a complex carbohydrate & they contain a little protein, but we need more protein & good fats to nourish our body and balance our blood sugar levels.

Now you don’t have to soak your porridge overnight but this helps to break down the oats & chia seeds which makes them easily digestible.


Serves 1

  • ¼ cup of rolled oats

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

  • ⅔ cup milk of your choice

Porridge toppers

  • 1 serve of fresh fruit (berries, banana, pear, kiwi fruit or stewed apples)

  • Handful of chopped nuts & seeds (almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pumpkin & sunflower seeds)

  • Dollop of yoghurt (greek or coconut which is deliciously creamy)

  • Cinnamon, deliciously warming & great for balancing blood sugar levels.

  • Cacao nibs for a crunchy chocolate antioxidant hit